Human Rights Center wins steel design award

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) project has earned national recognition in the 2009 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) presented the awards in early August.

IDEAS2 awards are based on use of structural steel and creative solutions to project requirements, design innovation, aesthetic and visual impact of the project, innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel, technical or architectural advances in the use of steel, use of innovative design and construction methods and sustainable design.

Completed in 2007, The Michael Klahr Center (MKC), new home of the HHRC, is a 6,000-square-foot, one-story building on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. The massing for the MKC creates a bold visual exposition of the HHRC’s mission to educate future generations about the Holocaust and other human rights abuses.

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